February 04, 2011

Video: What Would Neptune Look Like if it Orbited Earth?

Brad Goodspeed used After Effects to create an interesting planetary visualization. “The basic idea is, each planet you see is the size it would appear in the sky if it shared an orbit with the moon, 380,000 kms from earth.”

See his post for more details. [Via]

Posted by John Nack at 10:09 AM on February 04, 2011


  • Zosh — 11:23 AM on February 04, 2011

    Great video, I am all for moving some other planets closer to our trajectory, I am sick and tired of our boring skyscape. However, this video blatantly disregards an equally real possibility: What would it look like if the Sun would orbit the earth in this distance?

  • J. Peterson — 1:55 PM on February 04, 2011

    No Saturn? The rings up close would be awesome…

    [Ask and ye shall receive. –J.]

  • Victor Gavenda — 3:07 PM on February 04, 2011

    Sure looks like the Earth is rotating in the wrong direction…

  • Bruce McKay — 1:48 PM on February 05, 2011

    All joking aside, where’s Uranus? It spins at close to a ninety-degree angle to the other planets!

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